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July 2010 Blog Posts (6)

Focus, focus, focus

Okay, last one, but if nothing else, I'll have these all in one easily accessible place: "Stop Multi-Tasking and Do One Thing at a Time."

Added by Joe Harder on July 5, 2010 at 4:09pm — No Comments

"Time Blocking" technique


Yet another good article on time management and focusing on what matters: "Avoid Office Distractions with Time Blocking."

Added by Joe Harder on July 5, 2010 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Build Better Meetings!

http://www.fastcompany.com/article/work-smart-unconventional-cures-for-meeting-itis?nav=inform-rl



This article generated a lot of comments on the FastCompany site, which I have yet to wade through. But couldn't we all hold better meetings? "Unconventional Cures for… Continue

Added by Joe Harder on July 5, 2010 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Usefulness of batching tasks

http://www.fastcompany.com/article/work-smart-defrag-your-calendar-by-batching-tasks?nav=inform-rl

Yep, the third article on the topic has some good advice as well - "Defrag your Calendar by Batching Tasks."

Added by Joe Harder on July 5, 2010 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Defensive scheduling article



Another Fast Company article in the Work Smart series, titled "Take Back your Calendar with Defensive Scheduling." One more to come (if it's any good :-).

Added by Joe Harder on July 5, 2010 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Avoiding the "Busy Trap"

I'm gearing up to do a day on managing your energy, not your time for a corporate client in October, so am checking out various resources. I like David Allen's approach a lot, and enjoyed the Fast Company article titled "Work Smart - How to Avoid the Busy Trap" that references his work.

Added by Joe Harder on July 5, 2010 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Notes

Suggested booklist

301 Ways to Have Fun at Work (or books of a similar bent)…



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